Category Archives: British history

Inheritance and Illegitimate Heirs + Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort” + Excerpt & Giveaway

INHERITANCE FOR ILLEGITIMATE SONS Could an illegitimate son inherit during the Regency? We are speaking of the illegitimate son inheriting the man’s property, not necessarily his peerage/title. First one must realize that there is actually a rule against perpetuity law … Continue reading

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The Irish Rebellion with Guest Author, Alina K. Field, and the Release of “The Viscount’s Seduction”

Today, I welcome one of my newer Beau Monde friends, Alina K. Field. She brings us a bit of the history that influenced her latest release, The Viscount’s Seduction and a lovely excerpt that is certain to entice you.  Research … Continue reading

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How Do We Define the Genre for Jane Austen’s Novels? a Guest Post from Victoria Kincaid

This piece appeared on Austen Authors in May 2017, but I thought some of you might enjoy Ms. Kincaid’s analysis. Read on.   Earlier, I wrote of Austen and the Rise of the Novel and how Jane Austen played a role. I thought … Continue reading

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The Early Origins of the Novel

In the mid to late 1700s, the novel, as a means of literary expression developed to an art form. In many of the Regency-based romances that I read, it speaks of the “novel” being something females might read, rather than … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the Turnpike Roads in Georgian England

 The roads leading into London were placed under the control of individual turnpike trusts during the first 30 years of the 1700s in England. My mid century, cross-routes were added to the list under turnpike trusts. The roads, especially those … Continue reading

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Great Scott: The Difficulties in Reading One of Austen’s Favorite Authors, a Guest Post from Jennifer Petkus

This particular post first appeared on Austen Authors from Jennifer Petkus in November 2015. I thought it worthy to share with others.  I recently started reading Waverley, Sir Walter Scott’s novel that many consider the first historical novel. I am … Continue reading

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Scottish Marriages and Elopements in the Regency Era

Those of us who read and write Regency novels have all heard of elopements to Gretna Green. Harking back to 1754 and the introduction of a new controversial Marriage Act in England, Gretna Green flourished as a haven for runaway … Continue reading

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